For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country.
I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242,000
dollars for my vacation in Spain . My daughter Sasha, several long-time
family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time.
Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500 per
night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. Thank you also for the use of Air
Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we
were safe and cared for at all times.
Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon
emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates,
but they are close. That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al
Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller,
more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on
the table and trying to make ends meet. I do appreciate your sacrifice and
do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our
family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get
away for a few days.